In this novel book, David Naguib Pellow introduces a new framework for critically analyzing Environmental Justice scholarship and activism. In doing so he extends the field's focus to topics not usually associated with environmental justice, including the Israel/Palestine conflict and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. In doing so he reveals that ecological violence is first and foremost a form of social violence, driven by and legitimated by social structures and discourses. Those already familiar with the discipline will find themselves invited to think about the subject in a new way.
This book will be a vital resource for students, scholars, and policy makers interested in transformative approaches to one of the greatest challenges facing humanity and the planet.
Chapter 1 Critical Environmental Justice Studies
Chapter 2 Black Lives Matter as an Environmental Justice Challenge
Chapter 3 Prisons and the Fight for Environmental Justice
Chapter 4 The Israel/Palestine Conflict as an Environmental Justice Struggle